Big Data FAQ: Separating Signal From Noise
Author Phil Simon answers the most frequently asked questions on the impact of big data on small businesses and individuals, the role of data scientists and the continuing importance of human intuition.
Hadoop 2.0 Goes GA: New Workloads Await
Apache's Hadoop upgrade, now in general availability, goes beyond MapReduce and promises better options for SQL-style querying, graph analysis and stream processing.
MetLife Hosts Big Data Party
MetLife gathers its data scientists and analytics experts from around the globe to share best practices, spark new ideas. Should your company follow suit?
Why I Don't Want To Live In Dataland
Dataland -- a place where your activities are tracked 24/7 -- is almost upon us, say some researchers. Popular myths stress the advantages of a data-driven society, but there's a dark side.
3 Perils Of Analytics
Right now, analytics suffers from too much math, too much marketing hype -- and too few sheep.
Big Data For Cities: 4 Challenges
There's a lot of talk about the benefits of big data for cities. But according to people working in the weeds, there's still no shortage of hurdles to overcome.
Why NoSQL Databases Are Gaining Fans
MongoDB, DataStax and Couchbase all have recently scored huge venture capital infusions. Here's why NoSQL is the new darling of the big data movement.
Big Data, Better Health Tracking
Merck partnership with Israeli health system is another promising step toward using big data to improve the understanding of medical treatment.
When NoSQL Makes Sense
IT leaders must know the trade-offs they face to get NoSQL’s scalability, flexibility and cost savings.